June 18, 2024

Minister Amongi encourages Ugandans to save with NSSF

Hon. Betty Amongi (Minister of gender, labour and social development)

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug)

Oyam

Minister of gender, labour and social development, Betty Amongi has asked Ugandans to save money to support the development of the country after the World Bank cut donor funding to Uganda over the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality law.

Minister Amongi made the call yesterday at Northern Gateway Hotel in Kamdini Town Council, Oyam district at a meeting organized by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for 41 districts and municipalities of Lango, Acholi, West Nile, Teso and Karamojong sub regions.

Amongi said many countries have registered enormous development without donor funding, which should be emulated by Ugandans who should save money to support its development.

Milton Owor, the Chief people officer and culture officer at ministry of gender, Labour and social development said the meeting was meant to derive strategies aimed to increase uptake of NSSF saving among Ugandans from 11% to 50%.

Owor noted that most employers are not making NSSF contributions for their workers, which is illegal.

Benson Dila Oyuku the LC5 chairman of Oyam, thanked president Museveni for standing firm against homosexuality.

He encouraged Ugandans to save with NSSF, which money can be borrowed by government to facilitate developments

Ayikoru Sunday the deputy speaker of Terego district decried understaffing and lack of work tools in the community services department which is affecting service delivery.

Oyam RDC, William Komakec encouraged more Ugandans to save with NSSF.